Gota wants you to choose MPs carefully
ECONOMYNEXT – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will campaign for the Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandhanaya (SLNPS) but will not be responsible for the individuals who are elected to Parliament.
“I am not giving the nominations and it is the people who select who will come into Parliament with their votes,” the President said. “They must carefully select the representatives,” he added.
“I will speak on the election stages, as I am a member of the party and it is the alliance that brought me to power,” he told reporters in Colombo Thursday.
The President was responding to questions from reporters who asked whether he would be choosing candidates who had no criminal charges against them to contest from the SLNPS.
The President has in the past said that the average voters were sick of the kind of representatives who are in Parliament.
“The people are disgusted with them,” he told reporters on an earlier occasion. (Colombo, March 5, 2020)